Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdominal region. The process not only removes excess tissue but also tightens the abdominal muscles, resulting in a flatter, more toned abdomen.
The procedure begins with an incision on the lower front of the abdomen, usually from hip to hip and just above the pubic area. A second incision is made to free the navel from surrounding tissue.
Once incisions have been made, the skin is separated from the abdominal muscles and the muscles are tightened, dramatically reducing and flattening the waistline. Excess skin and fatty tissue are also removed, and the initial incision is closed.
Patients that have stabilized in their weight loss program or who feel they are at their ideal weight are the best candidates for a tummy tuck. Many patients combine their tummy tuck with other cosmetic procedures such as, liposuction breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.
Question: Will I have any scars after my tummy tuck surgery?
Yes. An incision is generally made from one hip to the other along the bikini line, which could later be camouflaged by underwear. The scar for an abdominoplasty is usually placed across the lower abdomen. It can stretch from one side to the other depending on the size of the stomach. All surgery results in some sort of scar and all scars take time to soften and fade. You will not see the final appearance of your scar for up to a year after surgery.
Question: Is Abdominoplasty a good way to lose weight?
Diet and exercise are the best means of removing unwanted fat. However, an abdominoplasty can be a solution to eliminating unwanted, unsightly excess skin that is caused by weight loss and tightening a “tummy bulge” that is resistant to exercise.
Question: Can men benefit from abdominoplasty?
Yes, there are now many men that are also taking advantage of abdominoplasty for treating a large stomach.
At Center for Cosmetic Aesthetic Surgery Philippines our Plastic Surgeon Specialist Dr. Paltriguera will provide you with a caring and professional service to achieve a firm and youthful appearance with our tummy tuck procedure.